15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Cebu City, Cebu Island
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Cebu City, Cebu Island

5
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bondi Beach and Australian National Maritime Museum. Visiting Manly Beach and Fort Denison Island will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Cebu City, Philippines to Sydney is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Philippines Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In December, Sydney is a bit cooler than Cebu City - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

1
night
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): stroll through Kuniya Walk, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally trek along Uluru Hiking Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and finally head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in December: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 42°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get outdoors at Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Melbourne Museum and Eureka Skydeck 88. Spend the 27th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Shrine of Remembrance and take a stroll through Melbourne Central.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne online day trip planner .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December, things will get little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around 30°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island tour builder app .

Getting from Melbourne to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island Museum

3
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Get in touch with nature at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Nature & Wildlife Tours.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Cairns trip simple and quick.

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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